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3 apps for new homeowners

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Setting up home is exciting but it’s no mean feat. There’s so much to consider before you’ve even got the last box out of the moving van. Thankfully there are plenty of apps to help remove some of the stress, and make those first months in your new home as special as they should be.

Switching providers

Moving home doesn’t just mean moving your stuff: there are phone lines to install and it’s the perfect time to consider your options.

YoutilityHome Money Manager connects with your bank accounts securely to help you track and manage your outgoings. You can compare and switch utility providers within the app, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and in partnership with Citizens Advice.

    Youtility - Home Money Manager

    Budget, Compare, Switch & Save

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Virtual home makeovers

Make wandering the halls of IKEA armed only with a tape measure and a pocketful of dreams a thing of the past. IKEA Place lets you plan your home makeovers through augmented reality (AR): tap on that sofa you’ve had your eye on and the app will place it virtually in your room.

Place multiple items to check how they all work together before you buy. Seen something you like? Take a photo and the app with show you the closest IKEA equivalent.

    IKEA Place

    Augmented Reality Furnishing

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Help around the house

As rewarding as it may be, you won’t always have the time to do it yourself if you’ve just moved. So, rather than letting those little jobs around the house build up, use TaskRabbit Handyman & More to find a handyman, cleaner, carpenter or just someone to help out with that flat packed furniture.

To browse the ‘taskers’ out there, you tell the app a little about the job you need done (location, how long it might take and so forth) then tap to view who’s available – including their reviews and rates.

    TaskRabbit - Chores Done Today

    Book Handyman & Home Services

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